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iStay.inn Singapore

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hostel for 1 night and I swear I will NEVER come back. First, the check in time is not on time, I already got the key 4.30 pm which is normally any hostels else let you check in at least 3 pm. Second, the staffs is so unkind and not helpful. The worst is the bathroom...

Thank Vivi S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I don't like to give negative reviews, especially after traveling for 6 months you come to not expect a lot, but I felt compelled to make a comment here. The hostel itself serves a purpose, the location is good and safe, and it's a bed to sleep in. My personal experience of the staff was not very good, unwelcoming, unhappy...

Thank Honeyp1e
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Very unfriendly personnel, tiny rooms and no lockers. Breakfast is just bread, jam and margarine, self service and it's in quite revolting situation. Very bad price performance ratio. Stay away from this place, even for budget traveling. Pay a few dollars more and stay somewhere better.

Thank Yiğiter H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Small hostel that offers reasonable value for money. The breakfast is included but don’t expect too much from it as it is only some bread, jam and tea. The rooms are clean and have lockers and hangers but the beds are quite wiggly and unstable.

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Byron Bay
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

One of the last places available for NYE. A bit expensive for what u get but considering the late booking and the fact it was NYE I guess it was fair. Great location. Staff seem surprised or awkward or something when I spoke to them. That was a little off putting. Maybe my accent is difficult to understand. Room was...

1Thank parko1983
Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have no idea why this place have such good reviews. Rooms are tiny, sheets were dirty and used, staff changed sheets after longer discussion. Bathrooms and toilets probably never seen detergents, and never been cleaned. For breakfast were toasts, old jam, and very old margarine. Honestly: It was the worse place I've ever slept. I cancelled 2nd reservation.

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Upon entering this hostel there at large banners advertising $18.00 a night beds. When you get to the desk to ask about their special, you are quickly pointed to the new prices which are $35.00 a night. At that point, most people walk out. I negotiated a discounted price. The room and beds are very clean and nice, but then...

2Thank Journey747
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Having a total of 4 toilets (one of which is in a shower and constantly wet) all next the reception and none on the second floor where our room was, we dreaded every single walk to the loo. Other people must have thought the same, but didn't bother making their way down to the toilets, but rather used the shower...

1Thank matzekern
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Singapore accommodation is rather expensive, especially for families, so we decided to try a stay here with our 2 kids - probably wouldn't do it again (no reflection on the backpacker) We arrived early and they kindly allowed us into our 4 bed dorm. The aircon worked well and the room was clean. The shower area was reasonably clean, as...

1Thank Sapporokiwi
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have been staying in i.stayinn since mid March 2016 and have been met with inflexible and ridiculous rules from the owner. The staff have more than 5 times came to me and mentioned that i will have to pay upfront to enjoy the special rate of $18. I told the staff many times that i do not have an...

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
iStay.inn is a funky design hostel created in a classical 2 story Singapore shophouse in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant Chinatown district. Our neighborhood is a blend of great restaurants, bars and cafes, ancient Temples and Mosques alongside unique Chinese markets and shops all conveniently located within a few steps of major transportation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about iStay.inn Singapore

Address: 211A South Bridge Road Istay.Inn, Singapore 058760, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Price Range: €13 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — iStay.inn Singapore 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“None to give!”
Honeyp1e, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't go there”
yaqbeush, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Smarter to look else where.”
Journey747, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The quadruple room (4-bed, mixed) is very private and comfortable for an exact party of 4.”
jxnxt, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you want complete silence, you can ask for the room with no windows.”
BarryI513, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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